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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $395,000 (2007); $253,000 (2001)

TAXES $3,062 (2012)


LISTING AGENTS Sandra Pate and Lina Risi, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Johnston and Daniel Division

The Action: North of the cafés, restaurants and shops of Corso Italia, this detached house was assessed by agents Sandra Pate and Lina Risi for its potential value one year ago.

After the sellers completed recommended renovations, they were rewarded with a steady stream of traffic and more than a handful of offers late this winter.

What They Got: A one-way street and rear laneway runs in front of and behind a 25-by-104-foot property supporting this two-storey house and a detached double garage.

In the past year, the larger of two bathrooms was updated with heated floors and the kitchen was remodelled with slate floors, white cabinetry, Caesarstone counters and a breakfast room addition with access to a covered porch and yard.

Flooring varies from traditional parquet in the four bedrooms upstairs to classic hardwood in the open living and dining areas to modern bamboo in the lower level recreation room with a separate entrance.

The Agent’s Take: “East of Dufferin was probably more popular because of the schools,” says Ms. Risi. But when this house came on the market, it became the most popular, she says.

“East of Dufferin was probably more popular because of the schools, but when this house came on the market its became popularity number one,” says Ms. Risi.

“What made it special was the fact it had a double-car garage, which is rare, and the fact it was all done, so it was in move-in [condition], with the lower level completely finished.”

Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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